Kid Friendly Things To Do in Pittsburgh

These attractions are family friendly or geared specifically for families. If you are looking for things to do in Pittsburgh with kids, toddlers or adolecents, there is something here for you…



30 S 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, United States

4pm - 10pm weekdays 10am-11pm Weekends

Are you looking for a new experience for your family and friends? Want to bring along your children for a day of family fun! Well your in the right place, Questburgh is the first escape room in the greater Pittsburgh area that gives you and your kids the chance to experience an escape room together. There are many ways to explain what escape room is. For instance, it’s like a set of games on logic, dexterity and attention. But in the end, it is the experience of interaction with each other. It is teambuilding based on game. Our Escape Room suitable for many activities: – Visit us in your birthday together with friends. – Come for family weekend.– Read More…

National Aviary Pittsburgh

National Aviary

700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

The National Aviary is the nation’s only indoor nonprofit bird zoo, with over 600 birds from over 200 species, many of which are threatened and endangered.  There is a special emphasis on birds from the rain forest or other wetland areas, but every continent is represented.  The Aviary holds special events, family camps and even Photo Safaris on Saturdays.  There is something for everyone!– Read More…

Monongahela Incline

153 W Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Opening on May 8, 1870, the Mon Incline became the first passenger incline and has been in continual operation since.  It is the oldest and steepest incline in the United States.  Today, it conveniently connects the attractions at Station Square with the overlooks on Grandview Ave. in Mt.– Read More…

Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Science Center

1 Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Fun & educational, and never the same experience twice, the Science Center is a favorite for kids and adults alike.  There are always new, hands-on exhibits to explore, as well as creative theater shows located throughout the 5 story building.  Be sure to check out a planetarium show or an Omnimax movie as well!  Within walking distance, the affiliated “SportsWorks” provides physical challenges and active fun along the same lines.– Read More…

Duquesne Incline Pittsburgh

Duquesne Incline

1197 W Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219

The more westerly of the Mt. Washington inclines, the Duquesne Incline is itself a working museum with a long history.  It still uses the original 1877 cable cars to traverse up and down the hillside!  A trip on the incline is a must for visitors, and the Duquesne incline in particular is close to many restaurants on Mt.– Read More…

Gateway Clipper Fleet, Pittsburgh

Gateway Clipper Fleet

360 W Station Square Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Looking for fun on the three rivers?  The Gateway Clipper Fleet offers dozens of types of cruises – dining, dancing and sightseeing tours among them.  It also offers shuttle service for Steeler games and other events.  It definitely is a great way to see the city from a unique vantage point.– Read More…

Pittsburgh History Center

Pittsburgh History Center

1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Officially known as the “Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center”, the History Center is one of the coolest attractions in the area and operates as both a museum and research facility.  It is housed in a converted 160,000 sf warehouse.  The exhibits are locally based, well done and in depth; plan to spend a whole day here.– Read More…

Just Ducky Tours, Pittsburgh

Just Ducky Tours

130 W Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Looking for a unique sightseeing tour of the city?  A Ducky Tour is just what the doctor ordered.  Traverse along land and water in their authentic World War II “DUKW” vehicle while a narrator provides historic commentary in a quirky, humorous fashion.  Tours depart from near the Hard Rock Café at Station Square daily, April through October.– Read More…

Frick Art & Historical Center

Frick Art and Historical Center

7227 Reynolds St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Open to the public since 1990, the Frick Art and Historical Center is centered around “Clayton”, the mansion and Pittsburgh home of Henry Clay Frick and his family in the late nineteenth century.  Come enjoy a glimpse of the refined and cultured lifestyle of the Frick family in this historic setting.  Tours of Clayton are available, and admissions free for the Frick Art & Historical Center, Art Museum and the Car and Carriage Museum!  Reservations are recommended by not required.  Finish off your visit with a stop at the Frick Café and the Museum store.– Read More…

Sandcastle Water Park, Pittsburgh

Sandcastle Water Park

1000 Sandcastle Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15120

Sandcastle stands alone in Pittsburgh as the largest, most complete water park.  Sandcastle has it all – over 10 water slides, a lazy river, the “Riverplex Picnic Area” – even go-carts.  If you’re old enough, stick around after dark and have a few drinks or play some volleyball at Sandbar, the adjacent outdoor watering hole.– Read More…

Laurel Caverns Park

Laurel Caverns

200 Caverns Park Rd, Smithfield, PA 15478

Laurel Caverns is located on top of (and within) Chestnut Ridge, covering 435 acres and boasting Pennsylvania’s largest cave.  Two miles of passageway await the caver looking for an adventure, most of which remains undeveloped.  This is a great place for aspiring spelunkers to begin because the park enforces safety measures that are usually absent in wild caves.  It also offers reasonably priced “family guided” tours all day long through the “developed” part of the cave.  These tours are about an hour long and are both fun and educational.– Read More…

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

1001 Lafayette Dr, Farmington, PA 15437

Nemacolin is known as one of the area’s premier resorts, with luxury and recreational opportunities for all.  Golf is a major focus, with two fantastic courses, Mystic Rock and The Links, to choose from.  Pamper yourself at the Woodlands Spa and enjoy dining at one of the casual or fine locations.  During the winter, skiing at Mystic Mountain is also in operation.– Read More…

Laurel Mountain Ski Resort

Laurel Mountain Ski Resort

770 Ligonier Road, Rector, PA 15677

The Laurel Mountain Ski Resort is located in Laurel Mountain State Park.  It has not been open for several years, but plans are underway to revive it once again…  Check the website and Facebook page for updates on this ongoing project.– Read More…

Childrens Museum of Pittsburgh

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

10 Children's Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Nestled in the “square” of Allegheny Center on the North Side lies the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, housed in the old Buhl Planetarium building. Kids of all ages will find something interesting to discover and explore. The museum contains 3 floors and features several hands-on exhibits, as well as educational programs and special events.– Read More…

Nationality Rooms - University of Pittsburgh

Nationality Rooms (Cathedral of Learning, Pitt)

4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Pittsburgh has always been a melting pot of world heritages, where traditional customs and ways are still celebrated. In this spirit, the University of Pittsburgh features 26 Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning. Each room, while serving as a student classroom, reflects the art, history and culture of a particular nationality.– Read More…

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

82 One Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

The Zoo is one of the favorite family attractions in the City of Pittsburgh, and for good reason. The Pittsburgh Zoo is home to over 400 species of animals, including 22 endangered. The Zoo is home to the PPG Aquarium, with everything from stingrays to penguins to sharks, Kids Kingdom and a zoo train. The Zoo is open year round, and features educational and special events. Zoo camps are popular in the summer, as well as several “members-only” nights.– Read More…

Kiski Junction Railroad

Kiski Junction Railroad

130 Railroad St, Schenley, PA 15682

Since 1996, the operators of the Kiski Junction Railroad have been offering tourist train rides in addition to their daily short-line freight runs. The line runs parallel to the scenic Kiski River, not far from it’s junction with the Allegheny River.– Read More…

Old Economy Village

270 16th Street, Ambridge, PA 15003

In 1824, the Harmony Society returned to Pennsylvania, this time settling in Beaver County along the Ohio River. There they founded “Oekonomie,” now better known as Old Economy Village. It was here that the Society gained worldwide recognition for its religious devotion and economic prosperity.– Read More…

Johnstown Inclined Plane

Johnstown Inclined Plane

711 Edgehill Dr, Johnstown, PA 15905

Built after the Johnstown flood of 1889, the Inclined Plane’s original purpose was to connect downtown with the higher grounds of Westmont Borough in order to develop that area residentially. During Johnstown’s two other floods in 1936 and 1977, the Incline became a lifesaver, helping people to escape downtown as well as to ship supplies into the valley.– Read More…

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

777 Water Wheel Dr, Seven Springs, PA 15622

As the region’s largest ski area, Seven Springs is known for its downhill slopes and gentle trails, and has been offering more and more alternate activities for snowboarders and snow tubers each year. In addition to skiing, the resort is open year round, and is a hub of activity no matter what the weather.– Read More…

Meadowcroft Village & Rockshelter

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Village

401 Meadowcroft Rd, Avella, PA 15312

In the quiet woods just outside of Avella, PA, lies the oldest known site of human habitation on the continent. A National Historic Landmark, the Meadowcroft Rockshelter is a 16,000 year old rock overhang that was used for shelter. Now under excavation, visitors can get a glimpse into the distant past and walk on the same ground as our ancient ancestors. Also on site is Meadowcroft Village, a museum and collection of building and structures from the 19th century. Take a step back in time and see what rural life was like 150 years ago in western Pennsylvania. There are special re-enactments and events yearlong.– Read More…

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

1 Museum Rd, Washington, PA 15301

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum near Washington, PA is “more than a ride, it’s an experience”, as they say. The mission of the museum is to present and educate about the trolley area. Come explore the visitor’s center and ride the trolley throughout the grounds, exploring the buildings and exhibits onsite. The trolley museum is known for it’s events, especially around the holidays.– Read More…

Sarris Candies & Ice Cream

Sarris Candies Ice Cream and Gift Shop

511 Adams Ave, Canonsburg, PA 15317

The Sarris Candy Factory has long been a favorite Canonsburg destination. Sarris chocolates, jelly beans and just about every type of candy available are sold far and wide, and have been a local pick for school and sports fundraisers for years. There is a huge candy store onsite, and an old-fashioned ice cream parlor connecting to it.– Read More…

Historic Hannas Town

Historic Hanna’s Town

362 Sand Hill Rd #1, Greensburg, PA 15601

Known for being the first English court west of the Alleghenies, Hanna’s Town was founded in 1793 and today serves as a reconstructed frontier village, open to the public and active with tours and educational opportunities.– Read More…

Caddie Shak Family Fun Park

Caddie Shak Family Fun Park

132 Caddie Shak Rd, Donegal, PA 15628

Looking for somewhere to take the kids in the Laurel Highlands? Caddie Shak Family Fun Park is sure to please, with “50 acres of action-packed adventure”. With everything from go karts to bumper boats to paintball, there is truly something for everyone.– Read More…

Idlewild Park SoakZone

Idlewild Park & Soak Zone

2574 US-30, Ligonier, PA 15658

Idlewild Park is locally known as the rural sister park to Kennywood, but it currently is promoting being “Best Children’s Park In The World” by Amusement Today. A full scale amusement park, it is highly regarded for it’s attractions for young children, picnic groves and the “Soak Zone” water park.– Read More…